The current occupant of the White House on Monday accused Democrats of “treason” for not clapping for him during the State of the Union address. According to Trump, you’ve committed treason if you don’t cheer for a president, despite the fact that Democrats have the right to not clap for his awful policies, divisive rhetoric, and race-baiting.
“They were like death and un-American. Un-American,” Trump told the crowd in Ohio. “Somebody said, ‘treasonous.’ I mean, Yeah, I guess why not? Can we call that treason? Why not? I mean they certainly didn’t seem to love our country that much.”
In Trump’s line of thinking there are a lot of Republicans who have committed treason.
One of them is House Speaker Paul Ryan, as his challenger Randy Bryce pointed out on Twitter. Ryan refused to clap for former President Barack Obama during his State of the Union address while he was seated directly behind him.
— Randy Bryce (@IronStache) February 6, 2018
Former House Speaker John Boehner committed treason, too, as did a long list of others, including GOP Rep. Joe Wilson who shouted, “You lie!” at President Obama as he addressed the country.
During Obama’s scandal-free eight years in office, Republicans repeatedly sat on their hands as he touted his accomplishments during every address. Democrats cheered on Obama, because hey, that’s what you do. Republicans did not and that’s their right to do so because this is the U.S.
Treason is defined as: “The offense of attempting by overt acts to overthrow the government of the state to which the offender owes allegiance or to kill or personally injure the sovereign or the sovereign’s family.”
Everything that the former reality show star accuses others of, he’s guilty of that very same thing. Treason is not defined as a person who does not idolize Donald Trump.
What are you going to do about all of these treasonous Republicans, Mr. Trump? LOCK THEM UP?
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